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Duluth School Box Is a Can-a-Thon Collection Point

11Alive-TV's 30th annual holiday food drive started at 5 a.m. and continues until 1 p.m. at Duluth drop-off site.

The School Box on Venture Drive in Duluth is serving as a drop-off location for 11Alive-TV’s 30th annual Holiday Can-a-Thon starting at 5 a.m. and continuing through 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

11Alive and its partners, Publix Super markets and The Salvation Army have again teamed up to raise food to feed the hungry during the holiday season. Food collected during the holiday drive will be given to The Salvation Army.

More than 154,000 cans were donated in last year’s Can-a-Thon.

Suggested donations include:

Pop-Top Cans: These are easier for individuals who do not have stable housing equipped with kitchen utensils.

Canned Meats: Canned ham, tuna, corned beef can be the staple of a healthy meal.

Canned Fruits: We are often short on these items. These can often serve as dessert after a meal and appeal to children.

Canned Vegetables: Green vegetables are always good for pregnant mothers and children. Vegetables without salt are very useful for individuals with diabetes.

Donations of dry goods (rice, pasta, cereal, corn meal etc): These items help to supplement the meals.

The Duluth School Box is one of four collection sites:

Turner Field - (Fulton)
Gold Lot, Hank Aaron Dr., Atlanta
5 a.m.-1 p.m.

The School Box - (Gwinnett)
3865 Venture Dr., Duluth
5 a.m.-1 p.m.

The School Box - Town Center (Kennesaw)
Town Center Prado, 50 E. Barrett Pkwy.
5 a.m.-1 p.m.

State Mutual Stadium (Rome)
Veterans Memorial Hwy.
8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Can-a-Thon food donors can win tickets on AirTran Airways. Bring 111 cans to one of the four collection locations and register on site for a chance to win two roundtrip tickets on AirTran Airways anywhere in the continental United States. Individuals and organizations can enter to win.

For more information, log onto 11alive.com/canathon.

 

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